Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Projects

SSRDP’s Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Projects work with a special focus on ethical leadership, life skills and technical capabilities that can empower individuals, particularly those from rural and disadvantaged backgrounds, towards sustainable livelihoods.
As a certified partner of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), SSRDP is authorized to provide NSDC certification for vocational and skill development trainings for around 2,000 job roles in 32 sectors. SSRDP offers its skill development and entrepreneurship programmes in partnership with Central and State Government departments, corporate groups, educational institutions and community-based organizations.

Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Projects

  • Providing a platform for rural workforce to gain access to vocational and skill training

  • Creating a pool of skilled human resources

  • Generating special opportunities for youth, women and disadvantaged groups

  • Promoting skill development in rural, border, hilly and difficult areas

  • Nurturing skills that lead to sustainable development

Our Approach

  • Setting up modular vocational training centers targeted towards empowering under-privileged youth from urban and semi-urban communities, leading to employment and income generating opportunities.
  • Empowering women from socially and economically backward sections and helping them augment their family income by providing meaningful skills trainings and market access for their goods and produce.
  • Creating empowered leaders through our leadership training programs to ensure ownership, sustainability of project and commitment.
  • Developing rural enterprise by creating rural entrepreneurs with eco-friendly and sustainable technologies that provide clean drinking water, energy access, smokeless cook-stoves, agri-farm support and many more.


Empowering rural India through skill development

Skills Project - Achievements

Running Skill Development Centres


In 18 States of India

Running Prison Inmate Skill Development Programme


In 16 jails across India

Access to Employability Programme


Trained Students in 200 Colleges

Training of Students in Softskills


In Andhra Pradesh, target is 6000

Our Skill Empowerment Initiatives


SSRDP runs more than 50 Sri Sri Kaushal Vikas Kendras (skill development centres) in 18 states of India, providing skill training and certification in more than 50 different job roles from various sectors. This helps to create economic opportunities for youth, women and vulnerable sections of society. There is a special focus on skilling in sectors that can promote sustainable development, such as solar energy. Some of SSRDP’s skill development centres are located in remote parts of the North-East, Jammu and Kashmir and other areas affected by unrest.


SSRDP is currently running Prison Inmate Skill Development Programme in 16 jails across India, to inculcate self-worth in the prisoners, help them break out of self-destructive behavioral patterns and offer them channels for economic rehabilitation.


SSRDP conducts RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) certification in Yoga, Agriculture, Textile, Apparel, Retail, Tourism, Hospitality and other sectors for certifying the competencies of the unregulated workforce, providing recognition to informal learning (or learning through work) and giving it the same level of acceptance as formal education.


SSRDP’s Access to Employability Programme has already reached around 69,000 students in more than 200 colleges in 17 states, providing classes on interview skills, spoken English, personal grooming and soft skills, advanced computer training and job-specific technical trainings.


With support from corporate partners, SSRDP provides Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) to ensure that those who have completed skill trainings can also create proper business plans to run their own enterprises successfully. In many cases, this has been followed by access to micro-finance to help the aspiring entrepreneurs set up their own ventures.


SSRDP undertakes Skill Gap Surveys, to study skill gaps and submit reports for youth aspirations vis-a-vis availability of jobs in various industry sectors in different regions, thereby assisting the Government in getting accurate and authentic data for creating policies.


SSRDP is working under the Van Dhan Vikas Yojana in partnership with the Government of India’s Ministry of Tribal Affairs for the economic upliftment of tribal communities through livelihood trainings, self-help groups, manufacturing units and market linkages.


SSRDP provides career counselling to help youth to identify their aptitudes through psychometric assessment, making them aware of the wide range of opportunities available for skill development and guiding them towards the right career choices for training, employment and entrepreneurship.

Sri Sri Kaushal Vikas Kendras

S NoCenterState
1.Livelihood College, AmbikapurChattisgarh
2.Andal SSKVKWest Bengal
3.Murshidabad SSKVKWest Bengal
4.AOL International CentreBangalore, Karnataka
5.Sri Sri University, CuttakOrissa
6.Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan KVK, EtawahUttar Pradesh
7.Badhoi SSKVKUttar Pradesh
8.Mangolpuri Slum SSKVKDelhi
9.Govindpuri Slum SSKVKDelhi
10.Dharavi Slum SSKVKMaharashtra
11.Nangal ITIPunjab
12.Tihar Jail SSKVKDelhi

Ongoing Training Programs

SectorOrganizationYouths Trained
Electrical TrainingSchneider Electric1400+
Beautician TherapyGodrej Consumer Products580+
Mason & Bar bending TrainingL&T Construction Division419+
Welding TrainingL&T Construction Division900+
Refrigeration & AC RepairingGodrej & Boyce90+
Renewable Energy Training ProgramSchneider Electric107+
Handicrafts & HandloomsJute Board, Manipur Skills & Development Society, KVIC3500+
Computer TrainingSelf2460+
Agriculture (Organic Farming / Zero Budget Farming / herbs cultivation)Sri Sri Agriculture Science and Technology6000+
Hospitality & House KeepingVVMVP490+
Ayurveda TherapistSri Sri Ayurveda & Panchkarma Trust800+
Smokeless ChulhasIn House4000+

Our Partners